A Tale of Two Rides

This article is part two in a series of posts on my cycling (mis)adventures over Christmas 2013/14.  As you’re probably aware, the weather in the UK has been less than ideal for cycling over the last month. In fact it’s been downright dismal — horizontal rain, driving wind, and severe flooding have been staples over the past…

Microadventure in Wales

Several weeks ago I sent off an email to a couple of friends, suggesting a trip to Wales for a few days riding bikes. For several reasons the plan took longer to come to fruition than anticipated, so rather than catching the last of the milder autumn weather we set off just as the fist…

Gear Review: 45NRTH Fasterkatt

Anyone who has spent much time in the UK will know that it rains — a lot. During just about every ride, at any time of the year, an unexpected deluge is a distinct possibility. While this isn’t too much of an issue in the summer months, it can make winter rides a nightmare. Great…

A Winter Jaunt Through France

This is the first in a series of articles on my 2013 adventures. This trip — from Salisbury, UK to Montpellier, France — was my first long ride of the year. It served as a great warm up to longer distance events later in the season, although the frigid March temperatures were something of a challenge…. The ride…